IN: Tech Software Firm Announces Central Indiana Growth, 400+ Jobs
5 May, 2021
Kennected, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that simplifies the lives of business owners and entrepreneurs through lead generation, automation and education, announced plans to expand operations in Indianapolis. The company committed to creating up to 405 new jobs by the end of 2025 and has already hired 50 toward its goal.
“With Indiana’s best in the Midwest ranking for entrepreneur friendliness, we're committed to providing the business-friendly environment and skilled workforce that companies like Kennected need to thrive," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. "Indiana’s reputation as a tech hub continues to grow thanks to companies like Kennected choosing to invest and grow in Indiana.”
The company, which celebrated the grand opening of its Indianapolis headquarters last year, plans to invest more than $2 million in its operations to innovate the lead generation space with ‘K-Suite,' a new integrated suite of lead generation software. The company is releasing four world-class software products over the next six months. The K-suite is modeled after Google Workplace (formerly G-Suite), a fully integrated suite of team collaboration tools. The company, which is headquartered at 201 S. Capitol Ave., is evaluating options for a second location south of downtown Indianapolis to accommodate its growing team.
Kennected, which currently employs 107 associates nationally and internationally including 40 in Indiana, is hiring for sales, management, customer service, accounting, human resources and executive positions. Interested applicants may apply online.
"We are passionate about our Indianapolis roots and the tech community that belongs to the city," said Cody Harvey, Kennected chief strategy officer. "We have looked up to the successful entrepreneurs and business leaders here for so many years. We have been inspired by the impact entrepreneurs bring to our communities. We want to step up and do our part bringing growth to the city."
In 2018, Kennected was founded by Devin Johnson, Cody Harvey, Elliot Drake, Stephen Twomey and Brandon Poplstein, with the goal of inspiring people to achieve their dreams and empowering business professionals to achieve more impact, influence and freedom. By investing in its team, the company expects to grow its list of product experiences, impacting more than 1 million entrepreneurs around the world.
“Today’s announcement is yet another sign that Indianapolis remains one of the Midwest’s leading tech hubs,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “We look forward to welcoming the hundreds of new Kennected employees to our thriving city over the coming years.”
Kennected was recently nominated for TechPoint's 2021 annual Mira Awards program as Startup of the Year for demonstrating the creative, strategic and innovative entrepreneurial spirit of Indiana’s technology industry. The Mira Awards is the state’s largest and longest-running technology excellence and innovation recognition program, and the annual gala celebrates the “The Best of Tech in Indiana.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Master Your Network, LLC (dba Kennected) up to $4.25 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired. The city of Indianapolis supports the project in partnership with Develop Indy.
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